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why addicts lie
26
Feb

Don’t Take It Personally: Here’s Why Addicts Lie

If you’ve ever loved an addict, you know it is one of the most heartbreaking things you’ll ever face. People who struggle with drugs and alcohol often say just about anything to explain away their addiction. Eventually you discover the constant manipulation, but you may not understand why addicts lie. You may even beg to...
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books on addiction and recovery
20
Feb

4 Must-Have Books on Addiction and Recovery

If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, drug addiction or other addictive behaviors, you may have reached the point where you are ready to consider a path to recovery. You may be reaching out to friends and loved ones for guidance. Or you may be researching addiction treatment options and support groups. You are likely also...
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how to fight nicotine addiction
11
Feb

Here’s How to Fight – and Beat – Nicotine Addiction

If you’re a smoker, its likely that you already know your habit is bad for your health. Effects on your health include increased risk of heart disease, lung cancer, high blood pressure, lung disease. To quit smoking can be quite the challenge. On average, it takes daily smokers around 30 attempts to successfully quit. So what...
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signs of alcohol abuse
07
Feb

What are the Signs of Alcohol Abuse and Addiction?

Alcohol abuse is one of the most difficult addictions to understand and overcome. Unlike narcotics and other drugs, alcohol is legal and easily accessed. Many social outings even revolve around the consumption of alcohol. But you or a loved one may have reached a point where your drinking habits that are unhealthy. This guide will...
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vicodin addiction
04
Feb

Recognizing and Battling the Dangers of Vicodin Addiction

Living with addiction is a huge burden to bear both for the person battling it and the people who love that person. It’s especially heartbreaking when addiction is born out of good intentions. One such example is patients living with chronic illnesses who develop an addiction to prescriptions drugs. In an effort to relieve their...
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opiates and the brain
31
Jan

Opiates and The Brain: The Chemistry of Dependence

We read the headlines about opiates and the opioid crisis here in the United States. We see the damage these drugs are doing among people we know and love as well as in our communities. But what do we really know about the way opiates affect our bodies? Do we know the difference between opioids and opiates?...
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percocet addiction
29
Jan

Understanding Percocet Addiction and How to Battle It

After skyrocketing addiction rates and associated deaths, the nation’s opioid epidemic has finally come into the spotlight. Many factors have contributed to this crisis. Among the most abused drugs is Percocet. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (a strong opiate) and acetaminophen (think Tylenol) that doctors widely prescribed to treat for patients to manage pain.  This short...
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benzo addiction
24
Jan

Why You Need to Know the Dangers of Benzo Addiction

Headlines are crowded with stories about opioids, but there are other medications that lead to addiction. One such medication is benzodiazepine. Benzos for short, this drug is a hypnotic sedative. It is commonly prescribed for conditions like anxiety disorder, insomnia, epilepsy and alcohol dependence. If you or someone you love is struggling with benzo addiction,...
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substance abuse in the military
22
Jan

Substance Abuse in the Military: Now Accepting TRICARE

If you or a one of your family members are in the military, you may know that alcohol abuse and drug abuse are on the rise in the armed forces. From concerns over deployment and being away from loved ones to the stress of enduring wartime and living within military culture, substance abuse in the...
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staying focused on recovery
21
Jan

Staying Focused on Recovery: 5 Essential Tips

Recovery is quite a process, one that can be a challenging for both you and your loved ones. Each person’s process is unique. You may find the earliest stages of physical and psychological addiction to be the most challenging. Others who struggle with drugs and alcohol may find it difficult to maintain long term sobriety....
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